With Joe on vacation, Abe takes on the warm, fuzzy, not-at-all divisive issue of Abortion.
It's clear that the issue of abortion elicits a visceral reaction from certain members of the political right, in a way that few other issues do. The reason why is perhaps less clear than it might appear. On the surface, it is framed by abortion opponents as a question of the right of a human to not be murdered. Dig a little deeper though, and you find a fear of sexuality and sex -- particularly female sexualty, and the choice of young women to have sex on their own terms.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview religious scholar and philosopher Jacob Needleman about his new book, "What Is God?" In the book Needleman traces his evolution from an atheistic Ivy-educated student of philosophy to a Zen Buddhist seeker, and finally to a believer with a newfound respect for the religious texts he once rejected. Jacob Needleman, author of "The American Soul" and "Money and the Meaning of Life," is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University.
Residential Schools—The Past is Present Radio program w/James Craven on The United Church May 2000 TAPE 1 transcription - introduction… - Most genocides in this century have been perpetuated by nation states upon ethnic minorities living within the state’s own borders. Most of the victims have been children. The people responsible for mass murder have by and large gotten away with what they have done. Most have succeeded in keeping the wealth that they’ve looted from their victims. Most have never faced trial. Genocide is still difficult to eradicate because it is usually tolerated, at least by those who benefit from it. - Pierre Laboisser intro… Residential schools operated in Canada from around 1870 to the early 1980s.
Mormonism: In Their Own Words --- "Evil is no faceless stranger living in a distant neighborhood. Evil has a wholesome, hometown face, with merry eyes and an open smile. Evil walks among us, wearing a mask which looks like all our faces. " (The Book of Counted Sorrows) ---
"You will see the constitution of the United States almost destroyed.
Bridget B. here, I'm co-anchoring the live KBOO 90.7FM broadcast from the Highland Christian Center on Monday, January 18. Join us at A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which takes place from 11:00am to 6:30pm at 7600 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213. PCMTV will provide time delayed programming of the tribute on channel 11 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm.
Qigong, an ancient energy art integrating Qi (or Chi – energy awareness) and Gong (or Kung – the practice of mastering it), is a system of self-realization that has been practiced for over five thousand years. Qi Dao is a unique style of Tibetan Shamanic Qigong, whose long lineage preserved its core practices for thousands years In Tibet, China and Mongolia. Qi Dao teaches awareness of Qi through spontaneous movement. This awareness comes naturally and spontaneously when we are totally in the moment. Indeed, the teachings of Qi Dao were discovered through ancient Shamans’ experiences of being in the moment. The heart of Qi Dao is not learning a fixed set of skills but encouragement in letting go.
Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the issue of wearing religious clothing in public schools. In Oregon teachers are prohibited from wearing religious garb in school. The law dates to 1923 when an open supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, presided as speaker of the Oregon House. It was included in the Alien Property Act of 1923, which prohibited Japanese Americans from owning property in Oregon, and was designed to prevent nuns and priests from wearing religious garb in classrooms.
Portland's Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield was a Rabbi, a musician, and a tireless activist for global peace and interfaith dialogue.
Sunday December 27th 2009 was the first yahrtzeit, or anniversary of his death. On this special Yiddish Hour we explore the roots of Reb Aryeh's music, and learn of his journey from musician playing Dylan and Spanish protest songs in Ghirardelli Square, to Rabbi and composer of liturgical music.